A few words from Katie. My sister (Isla) and I (Katie) are attempting to complete a 100 mile hike in August accompanied by our dogs Purdy and Milo in the hopes of raising money and awareness for Hero Paws and the importance of the rehabilitation and retraining of the dogs that are heroes. Hero Paws need our help to ensure a happy life within society for these dogs after the work they have done for us - we believe those who have been born and bred to serve our country and have been brave enough to do things most of us could not deserve a second chance when they come back to civilian life. These dogs receive no financial support from the force they served with upon retirement and many would not give them a second look. With your help, we can enable Hero Paws to give these dogs the best chance - to support in their retraining and allow them to receive the best care to find the best match for them.
I intend to break a world record in memory of the fallen UK Armed forces members who sacrificed their lives on operations. After a conversation with a friend, the idea of honouring the service personnel who have sadly lost their lives serving on operations within the UK Armed Forces. The next question how? Discovering the number was 7190 Service members between 1945-2021, I wanted to undertake a challenge that would be fitting for the magnitude of the number. I intend to do this by lifting 75kg/165lbs, a repetition for every fallen member. 7190 repetitions over 24hours, 22,500kgs/49,604lbs an hour.